Saturday, April 28, 2012

Creating your own stamps

Creating your stamps
Before I show you how
let's start from the beginning ...

In this months embellishment kit the ladies received these traffic lights which I created using my Tim Holtz Holiday Lamppost (sorry about the bad photography but it is pouring with rain & very grey here on the Gold Coast)


To create it I ....

First I cut from my Tim Holtz die using a piece of scrap pizza box and cutting off the light bit and minus the holly

Then cutting a rectangle
and taking out the inside of this rectangle leaving approximately .5cm around each side and to fit 3 cabochons  (pizza box is perfect for this part because of the layers making it easier to take out the middle bit)
Each cabochons has 3 pieces of cardstock behind them to create the light

I cut a very thin strip of chipboard and placed behind to join the stand and lights together

To finish I painted it with black paint and once dry covering with dimensional magic

now moving on to creating your own stamps 

I was thinking of adding an embellishment to go with the traffic lights and came up with this

It is one of our wooden buttons painted and a car charm adhered to the top.  

Then I struck a problem ... I didn't have a "C" stamp to fit the button

So ....

I got out my pile of thickers and chipboard letters

Found a "C" that would fit, covered it with stazon ink, stamped onto my button and

ta da 

my own stamp!  

I used a Prima Texture Linen Letter for the example


American Crafts Foam Thickers are PERFECT for this technique

Cool ah?

Speaking of cool! I am off to find some socks it is getting a bit chilly here!

Hoping you are all having a great weekend


Geli Duncan said...

That button C is so cute. Cool idea!

amanda73 said...

what a great idea, thanks, definitely gonna bear that in mind next time i dont have the right stamp,

Shelley said...

Great idea for the stamping Tracy its amazing what we can do with all of our bits and pieces we own.